Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Also available online
Rogue John John
Hazelnut Brown Nectar Aged in Hazelnut Spiced Rum Barrels....$8.49 / 22oz
Style: Barrel aged Food Pairing: Pork, Beef
This unique ale consists of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar aged in Rogue’s Hazelnut Spiced Rum barrels.
Harrington, Klages, Brown, Carastan 13/17, Crystal 70/80, Crystal 135/165, Beeston Pale Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ malts; Saaz and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops; Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water & Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.
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Competition: Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Fest 2008- Sweden
Caldera from Ashland, Oregon
"One thing that sets Caldera apart from many other Northwest breweries besides the beer clarity is the incorporation of fresh whole flower hops into the brewing process. Whole flower hops have a cleaner taste than pelletized hops." -- brewery
Caldera was draft only until 2005 when the starting canning their beer -- the first craft brewer in Oregon.
Eliminates light and oxidation (causes skunkiness)
Quality beer for float trips and other places glass is not allowed
Click for more reasons and read about the "Myth of the metallic taste".
Caldera I.P.A....$11.99 for 6/12oz cans
"An American-style Indian Pale Ale brewed with plenty of body and assertive hop profile.
Grist: premium Two Row, Munich, Crystal, Carahell
Hops: Simcoe, Centennial, Amarilla
ABV = 6.1%
GOLD MEDAL: Category: Strong Beer 6.0% to 7.9%
SILVER MEDAL:Category: American Strong Pale Ale
Competition: North American Beer Awards 2008
SILVER MEDAL: Category: India Pale Ale
Competition: Australian International Beer Awards 2008
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Bells Winter White Ale.....6pk
"Taking its cues from Belgian-style white ales, Bell's Winter White Ale offers a lighter yet abundantly flavorful alternative to the traditional heavy winter warmers. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Bell's Winter White Ale is a beer for embracing winter." -- brewery
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
Bell's Christmas Ale....6pk
The basic inspiration for Bell's Christmas Ale was to create a sessionable holiday beer, using locally grown malt, which would stand apart from the array of spiced winter warmers that are typically introduced this time of year. In contrast to many other seasonals, Christmas Ale doesn't contain any spices: all of the dry, toasted notes & subtle toffee flavors come from the 100% Michigan-grown barley, custom malted by Briess Malting, while a blend of hops from Michigan & the Pacific Northwest lend earthy, herbal aromas. At 5.5% ABV, it stands as a smooth, highly drinkable beer intended to complement holiday menus.
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
2007 Laurence Feraud Gigondas....$31.99
"The brilliant 2007 Gigondas exhibits loads of crushed rock, blueberry, and boysenberry characteristics. A cool-climate style has given the wine a certain restraint, but the levels of concentration, depth, and richness are impressive. Drink this beauty over the next decade.
The negociant line of wines from Domaine du Pegau is sold under the label Selection Laurence Feraud, and they are all noteworthy efforts as one might expect given all the contacts Laurence and her father, Paul, have in the southern Rhone Valley."
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Goose Island 2010 is here. EXTREMELY Limited this year. Not sure why. Last year we got 30 cases and this year each account only gets 1 case. Limit 1 -4pk per person
(I will save 1 - 4pk for Karen to pour this weekend at our Friday Tasting)
Reserve online now
2010 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.....$4.99 / 12oz btl.
Brewmasters Notes:Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. A great cigar beer.
Recipe Information:Style: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
International Bitterness Units: 60
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roast Barley, Debittered Black
Serving Suggestions:Preferred Glass: Snifter
Preferred Serving Temperature: 40º
Food Pairings: Flourless Chocolate Cake
Cheese Pairings: Capriole Bourbon Chocolate Torte
Cellaring Notes: Develops in the bottle for up to 5 years
World Beer Cup Recognition:Judging Category: Barrel Aged Beer
2006: Gold Medal
We committed ourselves to a smaller serving size offering after receiving much feedback from Boulevard loyalists who said sometimes it is a challenge to get through an entire 750mL bottle, even when sharing with friends. The 12-ounce size brews will be sold in four-packs and the beers selected to be part of the line are Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, The Sixth Glass, Double-Wide I.P.A. and Dark Truth Stout. For now, these ales will continue to be available in the 750mL size and Tank 7 has definitely found a home on draught too. While we haven’t ruled out adding other beers to the 12-ounce size, there are no current plans on expanding the line up anytime soon.
The end result is truly exciting. As we sit and listen to the clank of the bottle line, and watch the new little bottles at work, we know there will be some very happy Boulevard fans, including all of us here at the brewery. Cheers!" -- Boulevard
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This is a whisky inspired by a rock song. Appropriate, perhaps, as rock music has long been associated with rebellion against various societal norms. And our humble company has been associated, for better or for worse, with a reaction against the industrial “traditions” of Scotch whisky production. We like to think of our approach as reflecting a craft ethos--making
whisky better for the sake of it. Flaming Heart is an ideal example of this approach. It is a whisky that combines superior, new French oak-matured Highland single malt whiskies – with all their fruitiness, richness, spice-like character and sweetness – with heavy-peated Islay single malts. The combination yields a complex flavour profile like no other Scotch malt whisky: big, bold, rich, sweet, smoky. In the melodramatic parlance of a rock lyric, it is a whisky born of fire, yet one with a big heart. Share and Enjoy." -- Compass Box
Brewed with Almonds and Cherries --
Mikkeller Ris a la M'ale....$8.79 / 12.7oz
"A Rice a la M'ale brewed: Rice, milk / cream (lactose), vanilla, almond extract, sugar, salt and cherries. And then a little water, malt, hops and yeast." - from RateBeer
No U.S. distribution on RateBeer except us now.
A new one in the long line of Mikkeller Christmas Ales....
Mikkeller Red White Christmas...$28.99 / 1.5ltr
(only available in magnum)
Very limited, we only received 6 bottles.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator
A new 6 pack from Grand Teton....
Howling Wolf Weisse Bier....$8.99 / 6pk
Price good through Nov 6, 2010
2009 Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros....$25.99
Compare to $32 at Rombauer.com
(net, no additional discounts)
We have the 2009 in stock now and it is a very impressive Chardonnay! Much better than the 2008, and equally as good as the 2007 if not better. Even though Rombauer never makes a bad Chardonnay, most thought the 2008 was not quite as good as the 2007. If you liked the 2007, try the 2009 it is better!!
Monday, November 1, 2010
These classes will be taught by Certified Sommelier, Angela Ortmann. She will be featuring a different country during each class. Matching wines paired with cheeses from our award winning cheese department to enhance your experience!
First Thursday of each month.
Thursday November 4 - Wines and Cheeses of Spain
6pm-7:30pm -- $25 / person
6pm-7:30pm -- $25 per person
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105
Reservations required--- 314-727-8788
Or sign up online